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Studying Fight Club

Mark Ramey

Abstract

Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher's 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk's source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met with wide hostility from critics who either failed to appreciate its satirical intent or believed the film failed to deliver on its satirical promise. Early in its DVD afterlife, however, a wider audience began to appreciate the film's significance a ... More

Keywords: David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk, film, capitalism, materialism, anarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733551
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Ramey, author
Collyer's Sixth Form in Horsham